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Medical Facilities

Medical Facilities

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan poster
Mental Heath Awareness poster
Validity of CGHS card in All CGHS Centres dt: 23-05-2023
Notification reg. Ayurveda Treatment & Research Facility dt: 06-02-2023
JNU Health Centre is starting OPDs with following specialists from PSRI hospital w.e.f. 13th FEB 2024.
S. No
Consultants Name
Dr. Manish Aggarwal
12:00 to 14:00
General & G.I. Surgery
Dr. Prashant Kumar/Dr. Nishant
09:00  to 11:00
Dr. Soubeer Ghosh
14.00 to 16.00
The University Health Centre started working as a medical care unit in 1973 for students. Soon, the facility for consultation and lab investigation was extended to people who are residing in the campus. The Health Centre right from its inception has been to provide comprehensive health care i.e. preventive, curative and promotive services under one roof to students only. However, for curative purpose of all University employees there is also CGHS dispensary.
University Health Centre (UHC) is located about 300m from the north gate in South West of Ganga Hostel.
Chairperson Health Services is the head of the Department. The staff of the University Health Centre (UHC) comprises of CMO, I/C Health Centre, CMO (SAG) and a Medical Officer, part time Doctors for General OPD, Specialists, a Homeopathic Physician, a Staff Nurse, Pharmacists, a Senior Technical Assistant, a Technical Assistant and other supportive staff, functions under the overall supervision and administrative control of the Chief Medical Officer, I/C Health Centre. It also has staff for control for mosquito-borne-disease.
OPD Services(OPD registration is compulsary)


►  (Online Appointment for Specialist OPDs
  1. Doctors of the University Health Centre provide primary health care. The student can just walk in for consultations and treatment.
  2. Specialists: Consultations with the Specialists in the Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Skin, Cardiology are available at the U.H.C.
  3. Homeopathic physician provides services in homeopathic system of medicine.
i. Homeopathic physician provides services in homeopathic system of medicine.
ii. Medicines are provided free of cost to students and retired employees from the pharmacy of the Health Centre as per University rule.
  1. Laboratory facility provides spectrum of routinely available Haematological, Biochemical and Microbiology tests.
  2. Routine Immunization (only for tetanus).
  3. Referral services to public hospitals for specialized treatment/hospitalization and other services which are not covered by the U.H.C
  4. Medical examinations for academic pursuits in the university.
  5. The families (wife and children only) of married students can avail of such medical facilities as are available at the Health Centre on payment of medical fees for the family. They are provided with medicines which are available in the Health Centre. The Student may contact the Health Centre to get further information. In case of spouse of female student medical facility is provided up to the age of 25 years or till they start earning, which ever may be earlier.
  6. When the Health Centre is not open, all the patients are advised to go to government hospital or any other hospital. No reimbursement is permissible for students as per UGC norms.
Free services like ECG, Injection and Dressing
Circular for Advanced Life Support Vehicle, Patient Transport Vehicle and related matters dt: 01-11-2018
Reimbursement of Ambulance Charges
One ICU Ambulance and one Patient Transport Vehicle is available at the Health Centre for 24 hours.
Ambulances are under administrative control of Health Centre.
The Billing, Patient Log Book, Calculation of Kilometer, Attendance of ambulance, GPS monitoring, etc. are under Chief Security Officer/Transport Officer.
JNU Health Centre checks the functioning of instruments, equipment and medicines inside the ambulances from time to time. Health Centre also provides some medicines and First Aid material for doctor on night duty who is an employee of ambulance service provider. Bill of ambulances is processed by the Security/Transport Department. Doctors of Health Centre only give their opinion regarding functionality of ambulances and further rests of the things are done by respective competent authorities.
Services not Covered
  1. Dental services like making of denture, root canal treatment etc.
  2. Medical examination/certifications for employment outside JNU, insurance, legal and other non-academic purpose.
  3. Laboratory tests and X-ray for purpose other than diagnosis and treatment.
The University Health Centre functions from 8.00 A.M to 2.30 P.M (Morning OPD) and from 2.30 P.M to 9 P.M (Evening OPD) on all working days from Monday to Saturday. In the evening, the part-time doctors provide services and essential medicines are provided to meet the immediate needs of the students. Holi. Diwali, Sundays and National Holidays presently are observed as closed holidays. Health Centre functions between 8 A.M. to 2.30 P.M. on Gazetted holidays and Sundays.


Health Service Fee
Payment of health service fee of Rs. 9/- annual is compulsory for all full-time students. Duplicate medical booklets are issued free of cost to the students.
Medical Facilities to Foreign Students
Foreign students are extended medical facilities at par with the Indian students. The foreign student who wish to avail of nursing home/ private hospital facilities may obtain medical insurance cover at their expense to meet medical expenses on hospitalization etc.
Health Education
Health education is an integral part of University Health Service.
General Policy Regarding Confidentiality
Personal and medical histories of the patients are treated with utmost confidentiality. Notification to the parents and others is generally considered to be the responsibility of the students unless the condition of the student is serious or he/she is unable to assume responsibility for informing his/her parents. OPD Card/Health Booklets with details of prescription remains with the patient/students.
Health Advisory Committee
Student representation on the Health Advisory Committee provides a liaison between the provider and the users of the service. The Committee assesses, recommends programmes for development of services for benefit of the students.